Important Brexit updates

Published: 12 October 2020

Dear members, we have just published several new articles with important Brexit updates from BEIS.

CPA / CLC Survey re Brexit Shortages

Published: 05 October 2020

The CPA has been asked by the Construction Leadership Council to highlight any potential construction product, input material or component shortages given the impending end of the Brexit implementation period on 31 December.

Reasonable Worst Case Scenario for borders at the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020

Published: 01 October 2020

The planning assumption is that EU Member States will impose EU third country controls on UK goods at the end of the transition period. This will mean that all freight that travels to the border without the correct documentation will be stopped before boarding services in the UK or on arrival at Member State ports. On 1 January 2021, the Reasonable Worst Case Scenario (RWCS) is that 40-70% of trucks travelling to the EU might not be ready for new border controls.

Turkey imposes waste import controls - urgent

Published: 08 September 2020

Anyone exporting to Turkey from last Friday should be aware that unless their export destination has met certain requirements, there is the potential that the waste may be repatriated.

UK REACH Deadline Extension - Ministerial Statement

Published: 01 September 2020

Defra has recently concluded an evidence gathering exercise to better understand the costs associated with UK REACH. This identified practical ideas to allow industry more time to reach agreement with commercial partners to access the chemical substance registration data that they need and therefore reduce the risks of disruption to supply chains, while maintaining the strong environment and health protections that we have today. Please find attached a statement from Minister Pow outlining the proposed extension to the existing registration deadlines set in legislation, subject to parliamentary and devolved administration scrutiny.

Covid Spot inspections ongoing

Published: 27 August 2020

HSE is carrying out further spot inspections to ensure all workplaces are COVID-secure as coronavirus cases continue to rise in certain areas.

Obituary for Peter Curtis

Published: 12 August 2020

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Peter Curtis, ITAC Technical Manager on 30th July 2020 following a brief illness.


Published: 28 July 2020

We are currently aware of an increase in B2B marketing, related to exhibitions, conferences and trade associations . Please watch out and any emails starting 'Greetings from BASA' are fraudulent, not from BASA and should be deleted. Again please check whether email is coming from the basa domain and if in doubt do not respond and please email or call me to check.